Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) Conference (November 5-7, 2014)

ACTS conference 2014November 5-7, 2014

Hobart, Australia

The 14th International ACTS Conference theme "Bridging Divides: Connections for holistic sustainability" will explore the metaphoric and figurative divides between educational levels, as well as between education and the broader community. Coming together under the conference theme, delegates will share new ideas and successes, whilst advancing knowledge of current and emerging themes. Read more on the conference website.

Global Environmental Change publishes article on university partnerships in urban sustainability

University partnerships for co-designing and co-producing urban sustainability

Gregory Trencher, Xuemei Bai, James Evans, Kes McCormick, Masaru Yarime

Expert contributors from five universities present their findings on an international survey focused on utilizing university partnerships to promote urban sustainability. The survey intended to determine defining features such as actors and motivators, and to identify shared drivers, challenges and impacts.

"Universities are playing an increasingly central role in advancing sustainability at the local, regional and national scale through cross-sector collaborations. Accompanying the launch of Future Earth, interest is mounting in the co-design and co-production of knowledge and solutions for advancing global sustainability, particularly in urban areas. Place-based university partnerships appear as particularly significant vehicles for enacting co-design and co-production in the context of urban sustainability. However, the nature and role of these partnerships are not well understood, in part due to the absence of systematic analyses across multiple cases."

To access the full article, please visit the ScienceDirect website.

 

AASHE 2014 Conference & Expo

October 26-29, 2014

Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

The AASHE annual conference brings together more than 2,000 participants to share innovations, activities, frameworks, learning outcomes, tools, strategies, research, theory and leadership initiatives that are changing the face of sustainability in higher education. Read more on the conference website.

International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) Conference (October 22-24, 2014)

Making Universities Sustainable Conference

October 22-24, 2014

University of Copenhagen

The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) organises the Making Universities sustainable Conference at University of Copenhagen to address key issues regarding university sustainability along with experienced professionals from all the IARU universities and throughout the university sustainability field. IARU is a collaboration between ten of the world's leading research-intensive universities. Read more on the conference website, or download the conference flyer.